My name is Courtney Danyel. I’ve been a freelance writer for 6 years (after making a major career change). I now earn way more than I ever could at a “regular” job, and I achieved it using the skills I already had. [Read more…]
Whether you are just joining the world of freelance or are a veteran remote worker, one thing is certain—sitting at your desk for hours on end is hard on your body. You might have heard before that “sitting is the new smoking” but as a freelancer, you don’t necessarily have the choice to be as mobile as other types of workers. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Thomas A. Parmalee, a long-time member of our community. We’d like to extend our gratitude to him for taking the time to write this piece to share his experience with all of you. His story is one reason we continue doing what we do. We hope you get as inspired as we do.
It was 14 years ago that I visited FreelanceWritingGigs.com and stumbled upon a job posting from a book publisher.
They were seeking someone to write book summaries on the backs of books. As someone who loves to read, I thought it would be a great way to earn some extra income. [Read more…]
From February 22 – February 26, 2021, ProWritingAid is holding Fantasy Writer’s Week. It’s the perfect chance for fantasy writers – whether published or not – to improve their craft and connect with like-minded individuals. [Read more…]
Don’t we all? There is always room for improvement in personal finance, after all. And, even if you have it all together personally, you might meet clients in the personal finance and stock investing space.
We all know the importance of libraries even in today’s context. Especially in today’s context. However, we also realize that this sector is facing massive challenges, and it is up to us who comprehend its significance and role to offer support. So, here at FWJ, we’re promoting Be the Change Supporting the American Library Association. [Read more…]
Freelance writing takes grit.
You have to put your faith in your own talent and strike off on your own, without the comfort of an office job and stable paycheck.
Freelance writing also requires thinking outside the box in terms of what you write, who you write for, and building up your portfolio. Creativity is in your ink. [Read more…]
Here’s a harsh truth: getting straight A’s in high school English doesn’t make you a killer copywriter. It’s a profession, and like other professions, there are skills and strategies that you need to learn and master.
It’s true that you need a certain amount of natural writing talent, but you also need to learn the rules. Just like a baker has to learn how to separate eggs, or a mechanic has to learn how to use a wrench, copywriters need to learn how to craft a killer headline and create captivating content.
The good news is that there are plenty of free guides to help you acquire those skills and learn how to wield the tools of the copywriting trade. And one of them is by the content marketing guru, Neil Patel, which can be found here. [Read more…]